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Microsoft's Bing Apps expand to Windows Phone 8

Close to a year after launching its Bing Apps collection for the Windows 8 desktop platform, Microsoft is now extending the free applications to its Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system, promising users a broad spectrum of news and information from high-profile media partners.

Microsoft retools Bing Search for Windows Phone 8

Microsoft is releasing an updated version of its Bing search tool for Windows Phone 8, delivering a streamlined user interface and new feature options.

Microsoft expands Fresh Paint digital art app to Windows Phone 8

Microsoft is extending its Fresh Paint digital art application from the Windows 8 desktop operating system to its mobile counterpart, Windows Phone 8.

Unity game engine adds support for Windows Phone 8, BlackBerry 10

Unity Technologies released version 4.2 of its Unity game development engine, adding support for the BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system as well as Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT.

Microsoft launches 'Halo: Spartan Assault' as Verizon Wireless exclusive

Microsoft released  Halo: Spartan Assault, the first installment in the popular first-person shooter franchise optimized for the company's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. The title is available worldwide except in the United States, where it is offered exclusively to Verizon Wireless subscribers through Aug. 16.

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 update brings support for Gmail sync protocols

Microsoft has begun rolling out a new Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system update incorporating support for Google's CardDAV and CalDAV calendar and contact syncing protocols, enabling WP8 users to access the full range of Gmail messaging and scheduling services on their smartphones.

Report: Windows Phone 8 adding notification center, improved multitasking in early 2014

Microsoft is at work on a significant Windows Phone 8 update bringing a notification center, enhanced multitasking and improvements to built-in applications,  The Verge  reports.

Is the new Lumia 1020 the breakthrough device for Nokia?

Is the smart new Lumia 1020, the Windows Phone 8 loaded with gadgets, the breakthrough device for Nokia? No, says IDC's John Delany, although he still thinks it's pretty cool.

Skype revamps Android app, eclipses 100M installs

Skype released a revamped version of its over-the-top messaging application for Google's Android, integrating some design hallmarks first introduced in its app for parent firm Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.

Facebook for Windows Phone 8 redesign exits beta, touts retooled UI

Microsoft is rolling out an updated version of its official Facebook application for Windows Phone 8, highlighted by a completely overhauled user interface.